Forty under 40 Alumni Reception


Join us as Business in Vancouver presents the Forty under 40 Alumni Reception. Help us celebrate 29 years of recognizing the achievement of BC's outstanding young entrepreneurs, executives, managers and professionals and network with other previous winners at this exclusive event. At this casual cocktail reception, you can mix and mingle with other past winners and meet the new winners for 2018. We promise fantastic food, drinks, few speeches and some great people to connect with.

This event is exclusively for any current or previous Forty under 40 award winners. Please contact Jared Byrne at to obtain RSVP code to register.


Cybele Negris

CEO & Co-Founder,
Forty under 40 Winner - 2003

Cybele Negris is a serial entrepreneur, seasoned board member, speaker, mentor and columnist. Cybele is CEO & Co-Founder of, Canada’s original .CA Registrar and provider for hundreds of domain extensions, webhosting, email and other internet solutions.

She’s on the board and audit and HR committees of the Royal Canadian Mint, is Vice-Chair of the Small Business Roundtable of BC, is appointed by Minister of Job, Trade and Technology to the three-member Small Business Task Force of BC and serves on the Technical Advisory Board for the Riverview Lands Redevelopment in Coquitlam and advisory council of Science World, SFU innovates and other organizations.

She’s a four-time winner and Hall of Fame Inductee of Canada's Top 100 Most Powerful Women. Other awards include BC Business Most Influential Women in Business 2018, 2017 and 2015, Business In Vancouver’s Influential Women in Business 2010, is a nine time winner of PROFIT W100 and BIV’s Top 40 Under 40 2003.


Kirk LaPointe

Editor-in-Chief, Business in Vancouver & Vice-President, Glacier Media

Kirk has led Canadian broadcast, print and media organizations for more than three decades, holding the senior editorial roles at CTV News, Southam News and The Hamilton Spectator. He is a former Ottawa Bureau Chief and General News Editor of The Canadian Press, a former host on CBC Newsworld, the founding executive editor of National Post, the former ombudsman of the CBC, and a host on Roundhouse Radio. He has been Canadian Editor for Billboard Magazine and station manager of CKLN Ryerson, an advisor to the publisher of the Toronto Star, and publisher and editor in chief at Self-Counsel Press. Kirk is currently the Editor-in-Chief at Business in Vancouver and Vice-President of Glacier Media, and he teaches Ethics and Leadership as an Adjunct Professor and Executive-in-Residence at UBC's Graduate School of Journalism.



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